Week of October 5, 2020
Sixth COVID-19 Symposium Continues to Address "What Have We Learned? How Can We Use What We Have Learned?"

On September 24, nearly eight months after New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Touro College and University System (TCUS) hosted its first COVID-19 symposium, the College hosted its sixth in the series during which faculty experts shared the latest updates on COVID-19. In his introductory remarks, Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, spoke of the shared sense of frustration, felt throughout our entire nation, around the lack of understanding about when the COVID-19 crisis will finally under control. "We at New York Medical College and the Touro College and University System are going to keep providing you with the most current information on the pandemic, so that you can negotiate the situation as it evolves," he said. Read the full article and view the video.
NYMC Honored at "Westchester Doctors of Distinction" 

Several members of the New York Medical College (NYMC) community stood out among the deserving recipients of Westfair Communications' Westchester 2020 Doctors of Distinction Awards. This year's recognition celebration was a virtual one on September 24, honoring those who have had an influential impact on health care or medical science in Westchester County. Read the full article on the Doctors of Distinction.
Medical Students Continue to Stop the Spread with Mask Transit
Shreya Makkapati, right, School of Medicine (SOM) Class 2021 and New York City chapter co-director and fundraising chair of Mask Transit, and Sarriyah Hanif, SOM Class of 2023 and Mask Transit volunteer, along with medical students from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, were on hand to help distribute more than 10,000 mask kits to New York City youth organizations and schools on September 26. Mask Transit, a grassroots organization founded by medical students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic helps distribute masks and educational materials. Read the full article on the Mask Transit effort.

The Race for Rehab Goes Virtual 

The annual Race for Rehab hosted by the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice will be like no other in the race's 22-year history-it will be virtual. The 5K will support Achilles International, a not-for-profit organization which provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support, using sports as a tool to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities. Between October 11 and October 18, participants can run their 5K at their own time and location and report their time on the Race for Rehab website no later than 10:00 a.m. ET on October 18. Read more and/or register for the Race Rehab.
Health Sciences Library Offers Expanded Hours 

The Health Sciences Library hours have been expanded to Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to midnight and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Some of the hours will be unstaffed and patrons must continue to make a seat reservation, sit only in that reserved seat, and check in and out every visit. Read the full article on the expanded library hours.
Chancellor Halperin Addresses Cultural Appropriation 

In response to recent news about two faculty members at institutions of higher education falsely portraying themselves as people of color, Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, shared his view on cultural appropriation and mental illness that was published in The College Post. Read Dr. Halperin's thoughts on White Teachers Claiming To Be Black: 'Cultural Appropriators' or Seriously Ill?

Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, was invited to participate in the August 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. He presented "Aquaculture, Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health" at the session, "Better Living Through Pharma-Ecology: What It Takes to Tackle Emerging Contaminants." He spoke on the negative impact antimicrobial use in aquaculture has on veterinary and human health and how this negative impact can be prevented under the One Health paradigm.
Nicholas R. Ferreri, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, has been selected as the Joint Program Committee (JPC) representative for the renal section of the American Physiology Society (APS). Members of the JPC are responsible for soliciting proposals for scientific sessions at the Experimental Biology meeting, providing APS with the final slate of programming, as well as overseeing the selection of abstracts for inclusion in featured topic sessions and finalizing the annual meeting program.
Cara Grimes, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was named chair of the newly formed Society for Gynecologic Surgeons Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (SGS CoRPS). CoRPS was created to promote collaborative multi-center research in all subspecialties focused on gynecologic surgery. 
Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHESprofessor of public health, global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine, was selected as the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) 2021 recipient of the Bertha Van Hoosen Award, named in honor of the founder and first president of AMWA. The award recognizes women physicians who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to women physicians and students through AMWA.
Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4 - 10. According to the U.S. Census, approximately one-third of Americans have signs of depression and anxiety secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, know that we are all living in a shared experience. Text, Zoom or simply pick up the phone to call someone you love, miss or care about. You are not alone. 

From the Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness Services

October 21, 2020  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Virtual

The Founder's Dinner is NYMC's signature, annual fundraising event. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic hundreds of academic, health care, business and community leaders, will come together virtually to celebrate the College's proud history and promising future, as well as honor distinguished community leaders for their impactful and transformative achievements.
NYMC Family Health Center offers virtual doctor visits.

Call today to schedule your virtual appointment at (914) 828-0435.
Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff
Mondays  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 489 054 8060; Password: YOGA
One tap mobile +19292056099 (for dial in)

Virtual yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink

Tuesday, October 6
5:00 p.m.
SHSP Virtual All Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, October 7
6:00 a.m.
Center for Long-Term Care Research and Policy Seminar
Saturday, October 10
All Day
NYMC Closed: Sukkot (Day 8)
Sunday, October 11
All Day
NYMC Closed: Sukkot (Day 9)

New York Medical College Leadership News

The College Post - 9/30/2020
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
The Business Journal (page 14) - 9/28/2020
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic initiatives
Ali Jackson-Jolley, M.B.A., communications specialist
Glamour - 9/24/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Fox 5 - 9/21/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
Westfair - 9/18/2020
Adam D. Hammerman, M.B.A., vice president and chief financial officer
WNBC 4 - 9/22/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
New York Medical College News

Morning News - 9/16/2020
The principal investigator of the study is Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D. '76

Westchester Business Journal - 10/1/2020

Faculty News

Urology Times - 9/25/2020
Evan R. Goldfischer, M.D., clinical assistant professor of urology
Access Health - 9/25/2020
Raymond J. Dattwyler, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, medicine and pediatrics
Visible Magazine - 9/25/2020
Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor of speech-language pathology 
The Times Record - 9/25/2020
Barbara Tamulewicz, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine

Westchester Business Journal - 9/23/2020
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine
George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the CDM, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health of the SHSP and assistant director of the Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Program
Nigel Knox, M.D., clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology
Medical Economics - 9/22/2020
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management
Forbes - 9/22/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 

Affiliate News

The Harlem World - 9/24/2020
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

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